Minnesota Falls 9-1 to Pittsburgh - Recap

Minnesota Falls 9-1 to Pittsburgh - Recap

Minnesota dropped a 9-1 decision at PNC Park on Thursday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher James McDonald.

Pittsburgh won as a -150 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got 9 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 3 RBIs from Andrew McCutchen in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Liam Hendriks worked 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Justin Morneau in a losing cause.

Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 12-6 in the game.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against Detroit. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cincinnati.